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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $992,124)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Bexar County and the city of San Antonio will use JAG funds to support multiple criminal justice initiatives. Specific grant funded activity will include the support of staff salary associated with the implementation of crime victim and witness programs for children of abuse, elder fraud victims, and victims of domestic violence, drug treatment and enforcement programs, community corrections programs for juvenile offenders, and the prosecution of gang members and DWI cases. A web server, laptop computers, and bicycles for patrol efforts will also be purchased through the grant. For grant administration purposes, the county will serve as the fiscal agent for this award. In this capacity, the county will use a portion of funds to support grant management and oversight efforts.


Date Created: August 22, 2010